Philosophy can be of great help for your life, and especially stoicism. We seem to live in an era where almost everyone is way too fragile. Fragility is a huge danger, because it prevents us from achieving our goals. The worst part is that this fragility is artificially-created, and this means that we are living in a culture which promotes fragility and the constant search for safe spaces.
If you really want to be happy and live a meaningful life, you have to neglect this way of thinking. You need to embrace the risk and accept it as an important part of the human life. It’s not possible to be happy if you are fragile, because this will prevent you from taking risks, and if you don’t take risks then you will never be able to win nor to achieve your goals, and this will ultimately lead you to unhappiness, frustration and whole set of negative emotions.
You need to combat this modern way of thinking by implementing stoicism in your life. We can identify this way of thinking in great personalities like Marcus Aurelius. This Roman Emperor wrote a book known as “Meditations by Marcus Aurelius”, if you had the change to read it, then do it – this is going to change your lifestyle for the better. This will transmit to your life a lot of necessary wisdom, the kind of wisdom you need to make your life a meaningful thing.
One of the most important teaching from this book is the following: “Don’t get angry easily”. You shouldn’t upset yourself easily, because this will lead you to problems and ultimately frustration. You should always try to remain calm and preserve your angriness for moments which really require it. Your life should be governed by peace.
Another teaching which is worth mentioning and discussing is the following: “Don’t get busy with vain things”. Nowadays we tend to get busy with things which are way too vain. We must pursue a higher purpose in our lives, and spending your time watching TV or watching endless YouTube videos shouldn’t be this purpose. You have to achieve great things in your life, and the unique way to make it happen is by pursuing your dreams and doing as much as possible to turn them into a concrete reality.
Marcus Aurelius was a real stoic personality. His books has served to teach a lot of people about this philosophy which embraces the risk and the qualities present in the constant search for meaning. You should never busy yourself with vain things, nor busy yourself getting upset at vain things, and you should never accept the excessed present in modern society. You should eat only what’s needed, you shouldn’t be a slave to food nor to drink – because this will only lead you to unhappiness.
We hope you enjoy this interesting reading. Adopt stoicism and integrate it to your lifestyle – you will feel happier and have more peace in your life.